JorgeLee (1338) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. A bitter with a copperish colour and a sweetish spicy hoppy aroma. Taste is malty, with some light fruitiness and brief hoppy finish. For a supermarket own label this is ok - definitely tastes like a passable traditional bitter (or more specificaly a Shepherd Neame beer) - but nothing special.
joe19612 (2034) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a mid brown colour with a firm white head, very malty aroma the taste is malty with hints of fruit with a dry finish.
johndoughty (4157) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. ( Clear ) Golden and very clear.Quite dry with a bitter finish.Typical Shepherds Neame signature floral flavour. A bit predictable but still rather nice.
RichardW (1647) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has your typical Sheps aroma, which has some sulphury notes and makes them quite readily distinguishable. Soft on the palate, with a good fizz on the back of the tongue. Doesn’t hit you with the Wow factor, but is a great example of a traditional English beer. Some chewiness and citrus work together fairly well, lemon being the discernible flavour in the aftertaste. Has a dry tanginess late on.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - caramel with light citrus and spice
A - mid orangish gold with thick head
T - sweet with mid bitter
P - mid and soft
O - decent
oh6gdx (21752) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@my birthdaybash@Chriso. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is caramel, grass, some herbs, mild Sheps Neame "housearoma". Flavour is herbs, crystal malts, some caramel malts, mild nuttyness as well as quite SN like notes.
delnoche (465) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle poured into a pint glass. Sparkling amber with ample creamy off-white head. Aroma is fruit and floral hops. Flavor is the same. Sticky mouth feel. Lasting bitter hop finish. Not a bad brew.
omhper (20555) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at oh6gdx’s birthday bash at chriso’s. Clear deep golden, brief head. Fruity glue aroma. Mid sweet with medium body . Lightly bready and fruity, faint leafy hops. Low bitterness.
Leighton (13198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at chriso’s. Pretty basic stuff here. Clear gold pour with a foamy, white head. Slightly dank malts in the nose. Sweet flavor, some cereal, weak bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with lightly toasted malts. A pretty typical English bitter.
mike_77 (3632) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown colour. Very floral aroma. Quite a soft and malty flavour with a good kick of hop in the finish.